Halloween weekend brings fun for all ages, could bring more DWI arrests

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in DUI/DWI, Local Issues

Photo courtesy of www.kreweofboo.com

Photo courtesy of www.kreweofboo.com

Halloween in New Orleans is a fun time for kids and adults alike. Krewe of Boo, a fairly recent parade that celebrates Halloween with elaborate floats, will be parading through the Marigny and French Quarter on Thursday, October 30, starting at 6:30pm. With Halloween falling on a Friday night this year, there is an increased chance of accidents and DWIs. Last year during the 5-day celebration for Halloween, there were 12 fatal accidents in Louisiana alone with over 1,000 injuries from accidents.

It’s important during times of celebration in New Orleans that drivers and pedestrians alike be aware of the potential for incidents. Halloween especially can be dangerous with people and children dressed in dark costumes crossing streets in neighborhoods and around town. Below are some helpful guidelines for a safe and happy Halloween weekend:

  1. Always designate a sober driver if going out and drinking.
  2. If you don’t have a DD, always call a cab or car sharing service.
  3. Avoid walking impaired. An estimated 19 percent of fatal pedestrian crashes from drunk drivers occurred on Halloween. If you are impaired, designate a sober friend to walk you home.

Bloom Legal LLC hopes everyone has a safe and happy Halloween weekend! If you or someone you know is arrested during Halloween in the Greater New Orleans area, please give Bloom Legal a call at 504-599-997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

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